Sterling Rope Supports Climb for Cancer Care
Each year at the end of June, the climbers in Climb for Cancer Care head out to ascend a mountain to raise funds and awareness for those struggling with cancer. This year 18 climbers head out on June 27 to Mt. Rainier after raising over $30,000 for the patients at Gibson Pavilion in Maine Medical. The money raised helps ensure a level of comfort among the patients and families including money to be set aside for family care baskets which included meal vouchers, gas cards and free hotel stays so that family members, especially people from far away, could spend time with their loved ones. This climb will also help the Gibson Pavilion purchase an inferred machine that will help doctors locate patient veins, no longer making it a guessing game of being poked over and over, just to get a blood sample. Last year the money raised went to outfitting all the rooms with DVD players, a DVD library and family care baskets.
Climb For Cancer Care is now in its third year and was founded by Pat Connolly in memory of his uncle who had passed away from cancer in 2005.
Join the Climb for Cancer Care group page on facebook: Climb For Cancer Care
Visit Climb for Cancer Care website: www.climbforcancercare.com
Read the Portland Press Herald article about the climb: http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=263968&ac=PHnws